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Photography Tour: Northern Lights of Churchill


8 days / 7 nights

Hotel type

Downtown hotel

Nights of viewing

4 nights

Where it goes

When to go

February - March

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Capture perfect photos of the Northern Lights

On this Photo Specialist trip, travel to Churchill, Manitoba — one of the best places in the world for Northern Lights viewing. Each evening, head to a new, secluded location with a Photographer guide and wait for the beautiful aurora to light up the night sky. Discover the frozen subarctic landscape and the unique history of this remote town. Suitable for all skill levels, from smartphone to DSLR camera users!

Top experiences and features

Evening visit to Wapusk Adventures

Witness the Northern Lights at four locations

Snap stunning shots of the aurora at four different viewing locations in Churchill, including a traditional teepee in the forest. Each place offers excellent opportunities for nighttime photography.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
Unique guided activities such as dogsledding, cultural tours and more
Guided Northern Lights viewing experiences
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Aurora activity can be seen in Churchill up to 300 nights per year, making it a top destination for Northern Lights viewing. Your chances are high, but because this is nature, nothing is guaranteed.

The town of Churchill is only accessible by train or airplane; there are no roads that lead there so you cannot drive. The quickest way to get to Churchill is by plane from Winnipeg or Calgary.

Our vacations are not typically escorted. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of independent travel.

This allows you, with the help of our travel experts, to personalize your trip to suit your interests, timeframe, and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.

An exception to this is our Northern Lights vacations in Churchill. These are hosted trips. On these trips, you will be with the same group for each day of your trip and have a daily activity schedule. A local guide will be with you and almost all meals are included.

The Northern Lights are most commonly a greenish-yellow hue, though they can appear pink, red, blue and even violet.

Either winter or fall is the best season for viewing the Northern Lights in Canada. During these seasons, there are extended periods of darkness.

Yes! In spite of its cold and snowy reputation, Canada is one of the world’s best destinations for winter sports and activities, from downhill skiing and heli-skiing (invented in Canada), to dog sledding and snowshoeing. Canada is also one of the top places on the planet to see the Northern Lights, with best viewing between November and March.

You can photograph the Northern Lights, but you will need a tripod and preferably a DSLR camera where you can control the shutter speed. A wide angle lens is also recommended to capture their full scope.

As Northern Lights viewing experiences take place at night, there is plenty of time in the day for other activities. Tour and activity options depend on the season and the location. In the winter, go dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ice fishing. In the fall, go hiking, wildlife viewing, and sightseeing. There are opportunities to learn about local culture and history too.


Get your personalized quote as prices vary by departure date, selected activities, and hotel. Prices shown are our lowest rates per person, based on double occupancy, and exclude taxes.
Comfort Level
Hotel Accommodations
3 Star
Activities and Northern Lights Viewing
Fully Guided
Most meals included
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Inn at the Forks

Example of a Superior hotel in Winnipeg

In the heart of downtown Winnipeg, right where the Assiniboine River meet the Red River, lies the Inn at the Forks. The hotel’s superb location means that the city’s top attractions, including the Forks National Historic Site, are all nearby.

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Take the train to Toronto

Take the train to Toronto

Extend your time in Canada by taking the sleeper train between Winnipeg and Toronto. A highlight of this journey is travelling through the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield. This area consists of ancient, exposed rock, boreal forest, and endless frozen lakes.

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